Stila In The Light Palette - Pics + Swatches

When this unexpectedly arrived in the post a couple of months ago, I was on cloud nine. I'd admired it almost a year earlier at a press event and has consequently blogged about it here.

It's as pretty as I remembered, but due to being completely rushed off my feet doing this, that and the other, I've only had a chance to play with it now and luckily I'm not disappointed.

Comparable to the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette which I have, this is another neutrals palette which suits a wide range of skin tones and eye colours. I find this just as flattering on my skin tone as I did the Naked palette. I'm not about to go into a deep comparison discussion about the two - to be honest, they both look similar on me when swatched. Obviously, the stand out difference is the price, this is £25 compared to Urban Decay's £36.

The Naked palettes (there are two of them, if you didn't know) have 12 eye shadows in them, and the Stila has 10 - again a mixture of matte and shimmery shades. It's compact in size and can be stored away easily and the shadows, which can be used wet or dry are boosted by the inclusion of a Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner.

I'm not crazy about the materials used for the packaging, I fear the cardboard will get battered if you're not careful and I've noticed one of the shadows has shifted slightly since these photos were taken. If you take care of it though, you shouldn't have any problems.

Bare – Matte ivory shadow.
Kitten – Shimmering nude pink shadow.
Bliss – Matte nude shadow.
Sunset – Copper shimmer shadow.
Sandstone – Matte neutral brown shadow.
Champagne – Pale gold shimmer shadow.
Gilded Gold – Bronze with gold shimmer shadow.
Luster – Dark shimmering brown shadow.
Night Sky – Deep shimmering blue-grey shadow.
Ebony – Matte black shadow.
Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Damsel – Matte chocolate brown.

It also comes with a cute booklet which has suggested eye looks for you to try, which I think is pretty handy. I prefer the size of this compared to my Naked palettes and will most likely take this away with me now for future jaunts.

I think this is a useful, practical neutrals palette which  is affordable for the amount and quality of product that you get. Had I not been fortunate to have it sent to me, I'd definitely have bought it for myself at some point.

How much is it? £25
Where can I buy it from? Stila UK (which is offering free postage at the moment) , Space NK

*PR sample

5 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

MrAJBx3 said...

Ive heard so much about this how its a cheaper version of the Naked palette it seems awesome :D xx

Christina Adores said...

Love the look of this! And cheaper than Urban Decay I think I'll be tempted to get this next time I hit the shops xx

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Beautiful colors. Soft and pretty.

Khadijat Ayodele said...

All these years, I've never bought a palette, apart from the 'make your own' MAC ones. However, this one looks pretty decent and has my type of colours in it. Must go have a look because as you say, its handy for travel and will definitely save the stress of looking for all my single pot eye shadows which are never in one place at the same time.

Shareen said...

I have my eye on this palette..
Thanks for the swatches, so useful to see the colours on black skin..
Would you say they are a good mix?


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